Vira Sathidar's role in Chaitanya Tamhane's Court mirrored the actor's BR Ambedkar-like figure and anti-caste politics
Both Vira Sathidar and his Court character Narayan Kamble represented the kind of enlightened, aware citizen that governments fear; the kind that find themselves in jail for years with no end in sight, for the books they read or the words they speak.
The short film, Mahapurush Dr Ambedkar, fictionalises the key events of Dr Ambedkar’s life, and also has live footage of his later years.
Ambedkar Jayanti 2021 Date: Baba Saheb's 130th birth anniversary on 14 April; significance of the day
Also known as Bhim Jayanti, BR Ambedkar's birth anniversary is also celebrated as Equality Day in India as a tribute to Baba Saheb and his ideals
Books of the week: From Kaajal Oza Vaidya's Krishnayan to Manada Devi’s An Educated Woman in Prostitution, our picks
Our weekly roundup of books that should be on your radar.
Society that Indian Constitution envisions is one founded on freedom, drawing from historical resistance to oppression
If freedom is not practiced in society — in our structures and our institutions — the Constitution’s promises will remain promises only.
On this day in 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India formally adopted the Constitution of India that came into force on 26 January 1950
TM Krishna's The Edict Project is a stunning endeavour that doesn't fully transcend its technical challenges
In the stunning Edict Project, TM Krishna has sung the lines that Ashoka engraved in rock and pillar millennia ago.
Broken Foot, an exhibition featuring 60 artists, records socio-political fallout of India's migrant workers crisis
In the absence of an official, comprehensive record of the coronavirus lockdown-triggered exodus, an exhibition curated by artists Rumi Samadhan and Prabhakar Kamble foregrounds and responds to the Indian migrant's long journey home.
Prakash Ambedkar, who was in Akola when the attack took place, has appealed for calm and asked supporters to not gather outside the house.
A strange salvo from Salve: Senior lawyer's doctrine of 'judicial review', battle cry of 'discretion' astonishing, writes Mumbai-based lawyer
It also explains the carte blanche which Harish Salve repeatedly gives to the 'elected executive.' Salve’s political and legal philosophy, which he enthusiastically advocates for the courts to adopt, is one of unbridled and unfettered power to the executive to do as it pleases.
COVID-19 Lockdown: Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh watering down labour laws is a body blow to the working class
If these ordinances are not repealed, we risk a return to a regime where labour is again pushed back to fighting for elementary right of the eight hour working day
Telugu Dalit literature's evolution is a living movement for an egalitarian society, nurturing dignity in resistance
The evolution of Telugu Dalit literature, along with the Dalit movement, led an ideological narrative against caste discrimination, and for a just and equal society with focus on self-respect and dignity.
Elgar Parishad case: BR Ambedkar's kin Anand Teltumbde remanded to five-day NIA custody; Gautam Navlakha surrenders in Delhi
Academician Anand Teltumbde, grand son-in-law of BR Ambedkar, and civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha were on Tuesday placed under arrest by the NIA in connection with Elgar Parishad-Maoists links case
Ambedkar Jayanti 2020: Tributes pour in on 129th birth anniversary of Dalit rights crusader, architect of Indian Constitution
The country is observing Ambedkar Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar, on 14 April
10 facts about BR Ambedkar: How the Father of Indian Constitution and Bharat Ratna always sought to emancipate Dalits
Also known as a social reformer, BR Ambedkar inspired the Dalit Buddhist Movement and campaigned against social discrimination.
In twin strike in Parliament, Narendra Modi busts moral justification behind anti-CAA protests, reveals it as de facto political project
The meticulous research by the prime minister into history was an attempt to show, primarily, that it is the Congress and Opposition that has deviated from the secular tradition.
As word of Ambedkar's newspaper spread, Kolhapur’s Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj himself visited Babsaheb in his chawl in Mumbai, offering a donation of Rs 2,500 to start Mooknayak. The first issue was printed on 31 January 1920
From inaugurating museum to declassifying 'Netaji Files', BJP has often appropriated Bose's legacy to make inroads in Bengal
Despite not adhering to Jawaharlal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi's non-violent worldview, Bose recognised the fact that they all shared the same purpose for India – end of colonial rule.
Raj Thackeray announces support to CAA, NRC; MNS to hold protest march on 9 Feb seeking eviction of illegal migrants
MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Thursday indicated he is all set to carry forward uncle Bal Thackeray's legacy, unveiling his party's new saffron flag and announcing his support to the Modi government for evicting Muslim infiltrators from Pakistan and Bangladesh
On Bal Thackeray's 94th birth anniversary, MNS goes saffron, unveils new flag with Shivaji's royal seal; Raj inducts son into party
Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Thursday unveiled a new flag bearing a 'rajmudra', which was the royal seal used by the Shivaji's empire, on a saffron background. The saffron-dominated revised design led to speculation in political circles about a possible ideological shift for the party, reports said. The party's earlier flag had saffron, blue, and green colours.